The shed is a special place for men. It’s where we keep our tools, it’s where we make things. It’s a refuge, a place of almost spiritual significance where we can do our thing.
Groundwork Leeds have created a communal shed to bring men together to share skills and experiences, make things and make friends. The ‘shed’ is actually a unit at Barkston House in Holbeck, but it is fully equipped with everything you might need for a bit of carpentry, wood turning or whittling.
Men In Sheds is the latest project from Groundwork Leeds and is being run in conjunction with Age UK. Aimed at over 55s, the project will bring men from different backgrounds together, build confidence and skills and counter social isolation.
The Shed is more than just a workshop; it’s a space to socialise, share skills and knowledge, or just have a cup of tea and a biscuit. And it’s free.
Groundwork are also keen to here from men with woodworking expertise who can act as mentors within the project.
To find out more contact Will Gore on 0113 238 0601 or 07730 765561, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.meninsheds.org.uk.